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Derry earns state, national FFA honors

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Michelle Derry, left, of Medina, receives her Texas State Sheep Production Entrepreneurship Award from State FFA Vice President Kelli Neumann during the 84th Annual Texas FFA convention held in Corpus Christi.

The award is one of FFA's highest state-level honors. Derry was also one of the top four finalists for the Texas Star American Farmer Degree in the production category. In addition, her Sheep Production Entrepreneurship application was awarded a gold rating at the National FFA level. Finally, Derry has been awarded the American Farmer Degree, the highest degree attainable by a member of the National FFA organization. Less than one percent of all FFA members in the United States receive this degree.

Derry is currently a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station and a 2011 graduate of Medina High School.

She plans to complete her undergraduate degree in animal science and pursue graduate studies in veterinary medicine. Her ultimate career goal is to open a large animal practice that specializes in cattle, sheep, and goats.